Marked by Light

Marked by Light MARKED BY LIGHT is the first book in the Ambasadora science fiction adventure series This space thriller contains elements of space opera science fiction romance cyberpunk military science fiction

  • Title: Marked by Light
  • Author: Heidi Ruby Miller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Marked by Light

    MARKED BY LIGHT is the first book in the Ambasadora science fiction adventure series This space thriller contains elements of space opera, science fiction romance, cyberpunk, military science fiction, a galactic empire, anthropological science fiction, and dystopian society.If everyone told you love wasn t real, would you still be willing to die for it Sara Mendoza and SeMARKED BY LIGHT is the first book in the Ambasadora science fiction adventure series This space thriller contains elements of space opera, science fiction romance, cyberpunk, military science fiction, a galactic empire, anthropological science fiction, and dystopian society.If everyone told you love wasn t real, would you still be willing to die for it Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.In their multi partner, caste ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineagesor should be But not everyone believes in the ruling traditions of the all powerful Embassy A quiet rebellion prowls the dark underground of this shiny world where techno militants calling themselves fraggers grow in numbers and bravado The Embassy intends to silence the fragger movement before the heresy of equality spreads throughout the system.Sara Mendoza is part of the Embassy s plan Captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason, she is given a chance to win back her freedom She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him But by the time she figures out the Embassy s intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she s already in love with him.Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti social doser, he doesn t value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring about a future he was always afraid to hope for.Also read GREENSHIFT From the World of Ambasadora , the first book in a new Science Fiction Romance series set in the same universe.Coming 2014 STARRIE From the World of Ambasadora Coming 2015 Ambasadora BOOK 2 SCARRED BY LIGHT

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    1. Jennifer Wells

      I really loved this book. Miller is an architect of a believable set of worlds. The romantic elements are lovely and the characters are interesting. This is one of those rare books that spans the genres of science fiction and romance and does it really well. I would advise, however, reading the prequel Greenshift before embarking on the Ambasadora journey.You will love both books, so why not start there? Greenshift introduces all the major characters as well as the interesting terra-formed lands [...]

    2. Katy

      Book Info: Genre: Romantic science fiction Reading Level: AdultMy Thoughts: My friend Coral over at Alchemy of Scrawl blog recently posted a review of this book, and I realized I’d had a free copy since last summer. She made it sound so enticing, I decided to give it a quick read right away. I’m not generally a fan of romance, but I figured in a science fiction setting I might find it more bearable. And I was right – in fact, the romance was understated and realistic, and I quite enjoyed t [...]

    3. Jennifer

      Equal parts action, sci-fi and romance, Ambasadora isn't quite like anything I've read before. Now I should say that I haven't read much contemporary sci-fi but I love that authors like Miller are bringing new perspectives and tropes to the genre. I was impressed with the depth and range of the characters. The romantic element drives the action and adds spice to the usual futuristic power struggle. The world the story takes place in is very well fleshed out with lots of interesting techy feature [...]

    4. Stephanie Wytovich

      Heidi Ruby Miller marries science fiction and romance together in her novel Ambasadora via an enormity of world building, far-future technology systems, and a love triangle that will keep readers quickly turning pages. The intricacies of court politics in an intra-brazial society show Miller's ability to stick to detail and create a realistic and fascinating "other world," but it's her ability to build character relationships and explore the human spirit that marks her as a stand out in the genr [...]

    5. Pam

      I was curious going into this book, as I lean more towards PNR than sci-fi in my tastes, but this book exceeded my expectations and made me re-think my genre bias. Ms. Miller has done a stellar job creating a world of complex ideologies, multiple exotic settings and cool technology for both her “real” and “virtual” worlds. I found myself reading slower in the first quarter of the book, because the descriptions were so rich with detail that I re-read parts to ensure that I had the visuals [...]

    6. Yaz

      I don't normally read sci fi romance but I was pleasantly surprised with Ambasadora. Set in a future world where love is considered an emotional fallacy and society is based on a polygamous caste system, where continuing the family line is everything and having an unpolluted genetic pool is considered the epitome of success, to the point that anyone unable to have children is 'shamed' and encouraged to commit voluntary suicide.All the characters are well written and easy to relate to, so much so [...]

    7. Lee Howard

      In a society where breeding and caste are sacrosanct, can you find true love? Heidi Ruby Miller proves you can—in a world with six moons that provides all the imaginative richness a sci-fi milieu can muster. The setting is fantastically painted, concrete, and nothing less than fascinating.The Embassy coerces broken and remade Ambasadora Sara Mendoza to help squelch the techno-militant fragger rebellion by extracting information from their operative leader. But Sara learns a lot about the Embas [...]

    8. Jacqueline

      This book was a pleasant surprise, overall I loved it. The characters were deep and easy to care about. The tortures were believable and brutal. The love story was great and the sex was good. The worlds were well defined. The writing style was excellent. The plot moved along well with good action. The only con I found was this minor issue. I had trouble buying into a main point in the plot regarding the "cure" being only obtainable from one source. In these futuristic worlds full of techno could [...]

    9. E.B. Loan

      I love this book! What you need to know about me: I don't like sci-fi-at all. I sat through every episode of Star Trek the Next Generation because I fell in love with a man that loved it. For me it was a snooze fest with a capital S. So, the fact that this book was so thoroughly enjoyable threw me for a loop.The story is fast paced and exciting. I was amazed at how thorough the author was in creating an entire alternate universe. Her attention to detail really sucked me in. That and the relation [...]

    10. Elsie Love

      I love this book! What you need to know about me: I don't like sci-fi-at all. I sat through every episode of Star Trek the Next Generation because I fell in love with a man that loved it. For me it was a snooze fest with a capital S. So, the fact that this book was so thoroughly enjoyable threw me for a loop.The story is fast paced and exciting. I was amazed at how thorough the author was in creating an entire alternate universe. Her attention to detail really sucked me in. That and the relation [...]

    11. T.K. Toppin

      Ambasadora is just one of those books that swallow you whole. Heidi Ruby Miller created an amazing and detailed world, from scent bots, intra-tats to wrist reporters. Don't know what those are? You'll just have to find out for yourselfbut I wish I had them. The story dragged me into Sara Mendoza's world, a world riddled with dangerous contractors, fanatic fraggers, and a ruthless sovereign in a world segregated and corrupted through the vast generations. Completely believable, completely engross [...]

    12. Ron Shannon

      In Ambassadora, Marked by Light, Heidi Ruby Miller builds a world that is as believable as it is fantastic. The images and settings are as real as any routine surrounding, but as otherworldly as the imagination can comprehend. The story provides intrigue, action, and betrayal. The characters are developed with the expertise and confidence of a talented writer. It is a fast read with skillful timing, narrative, and dialogue. Miller’s universe is brave in its concepts and chilling in its implica [...]

    13. Kelly/yllektra

      Sara Mendozza is a young girl, living in a world that is distinctly different from our own. People are divided in Castes, segregated and even more or less living in different areas. She is lucky to belong into the Upper Caste, the Socialites, her life revolving around procreation.It seems that it is the most important attribute in a woman, the ability to procreate, along with genetic purity. Any gene-tampering is frowned upon and if for some reason you are rendered sterile it is common to take y [...]

    14. Shara

      The premise: ganked from the author's website: If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.In their multi-partner, caste-ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineagesor should be. But not everyone believes in the ruling trad [...]

    15. Judah Davis

      A testament to the genius of this book, is the fact that I was able to complete it within two days of receiving it - truly a miracle. I have eleven unfinished books lingering on my bookshelf collecting dust, and for good reason. I am the mother of two small children who are at prime talking age. I have a severe case of bong-induced A.D.D. that still lingers even eleven years after graduating from college, and I have a husband who blares death metal on the stereo 24-7 – probably to drown out th [...]

    16. Charlotte Phillips

      At first I wasn't sure what to make of it because the beginning seemed a little confusing and out of this world for me, but I think that was more to me being stubborn and refusing to accept that I was a little worn out. However, I pushed on with the book and I am so glad that I did. I love reading but I love reading something that has an original and yet a somewhat fresh idea to it. The whole novel was imaginative and very well written. There just seemed to be a huge level of creativity to it th [...]

    17. Tammy

      4.5 STARS!!Book Summary:If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?Citizens of a six-moon system in our arm of the Milky Way don't remember Earth, only the History of a generational worldship culture. In their multi-partner society a caste system rules tradition, but the governing body of the Embassy rules everything else. Obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power, relationships and conceptions are based more on DNA than emotional tiesor should be.What the c [...]

    18. Kara-karina

      Boy, I was so not expecting this book to hit me over the head. I really really like it, and I'm officially on sci-fi binge after Silver Shark as you can see.First of all, the imagery of the book doesn't deserve this plastic cover. I imagine more of Cliff Neilsen luminous art to describe the look of Sara Mendoza.I can't believe this book was written as a thesis work on sci-fi. Delightfully twisted world. There is no clarity of Ilona Andrews in it, more of hazy madness of Blade Runner.Sara starts [...]

    19. ILoveBooks

      The cover will make plenty of readers stop to read the back of the book. However, the cover isn't the main draw at all; the plot and characters are very fun to read about. This novel contains science fiction that would satisfy any sci fi reader while still maintaining the romance theme. This is also what allows a reader who normally would not enjoy science fiction as much to still like this book-the romance aspect. The main characters both have a depth to them, the reader will truly feel as if h [...]

    20. J.C. Cassels

      From the first pages, Ambasadora had me hooked. I couldn’t wait to see where author Heidi Ruby Miller was taking this story. Her well-conceived, and very complex society explores so many avenues of human nature, making me question why our societal mores are what they are.I fell in love with the characters. She did a brilliant job of fleshing out the bad guys and making them sympathetic as well. The good guys are suitably heroic with just the right mix of human fallibility to keep them interest [...]

    21. Sunny

      If you are looking for Science Fiction-lite, this is not the book for you. Heidi Ruby Miller creates a complex world in which status and class is determined by family and genetic lines. Sarah Mendoza becomes a pawn in the government’s fight against the rebel Fraggers. Originally tagged as a dissident herself, she is tortured and then transformed into an “Ambasadora” - a surgically enhanced representative of the government, placed on a ship with a mission to destroy a suspected Fragger, Sea [...]

    22. Meg Mims

      Although I used to be a big Andre Norton, Ursula LeGuin and Thieves' Guild reader, I don't often pick up a SCI/FI book anymore. I'm perfectly happy in the mystery/suspense genre. I might even pick up a YA or Fantasy (or combo) -- it could be a few technical sci/fi's lowered my threshold of desire for a solid science fiction plot. But Miller's Ambasadora has sparked a fresh fire in my reading choice.Think levels. With elements of mystery, tension, a complex, caste-system world with uber-political [...]

    23. Weston Kincade

      Heidi Ruby Miller's Amasadora is my first venture into her writing, but it certainly won't be the last. I'm hooked on the Marked by Light series now, and you soon will be too. Sara, Sean, David, and all the major characters in this world are so real. You root for the good guys, fear their dillemas, frustrations and pain, and love to hate Freya and the Embassy. Prollixer is the ultimate tyrant striving to maintain his hold on the galaxy, and I could seriously see Ambasadora hitting the big screen [...]

    24. Kaitlin

      Ambasadora by Heidi Miller is an interesting novel. The book is novel length (209 pages) and fairly intense. It has a lackluster beginning but picks up as you continue on. The basic plot is that a young woman is captured and tortured for the whereabouts of information that she was used similar to a drug mule to obtain. She is then utilized to seduce the actual information about those who have it. The story is set in a futuristic polygamous world that is never really fleshed out. Many things exis [...]

    25. ♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity)

      Ambasadora has everything written into one package. Gritty to the core with hope, love, pain, rage and violence weaved into and around. Gripped with emotion, I enjoyed this title and then some some. Sara is a heroine for the history books. She is an unexpected hero and by no choice of hers. Thrown into a disastrous situation and left to hold together shattered pieces that was once her life. Sara is a survivor and what she embarks on changes the lives of many. In a world where deception and perso [...]

    26. Jackie Miller

      The setting in Ambasadora is so unique and interesting. It grabbed my attention from the start of the book. I like when an author puts a new spin on a genre. There were alot of little details that added up to create a rich environment with characters that I loved.There are a few different view points throughout the story, and they are all strong. There was never one I just wanted to 'get through' so I could read about someone else. (You know you've read books like that too. . . :-) Everyone in t [...]

    27. J.L.

      Disclaimer: I attended graduate school with Heidi Ruby Miller and my name is in the acknowledgments. I purchased my copy of this updated version at full price.I really enjoy science-fiction adventure stories. I'm not really into romance in my SF adventure, because it's usually crammed in as a predictable subplot. In AMBASADORA: MARKED BY LIGHT, however, the romance is just as important. Rather than detracting from the main plot, it enhances it. Sara and Sean build a believable relationship from [...]

    28. Lyndi Alexander

      As a science fiction and romance author myself, I have to say that I did not find Miller's book lacking in either field. AMBASADORA takes place on a world with a caste system so different from our own that the reader is dropped into a new field of imagination, with rich detail to fill in the background and build the world. We are there, with Sara Mendoza, as she enjoys her beautiful, pampered Socialite existence--until that existence is shattered by events beyond her control. Tortured by her own [...]

    29. Cary Caffrey

      Right from the get go, you know Ambasadora is something special. Heidi Ruby Miller has created a richly textured, and very believable, future world; one that's original, fresh and unique.Ambasadora is also a very sexy read, and that's always a good thing. I really loved Miller's take on fashion; it's all about the short, skirts, monstrously-high platformed shoes and glow-in-the-dark tattoos!I was particularly impressed with how easily Heidi Ruby Miller dealt with the more techy, scifi elements o [...]

    30. Mei

      I wouldn't call this book romanticThere's very little romance, but there's a loootttt of action and SF.Where Greenshift was much more romantically oriented, here the romance is very marginal. Much more emphasis was put on intra-class struggle, torture, intrigue, outright war between fractions.And what a story it is! Really good and very interesting. Could amost been a SF transposition of today's political situation. Just yummy!!!The main and focal point of this book is its heroine: Sara. Where M [...]

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